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Universal City, Texas. Universal City is located near the Southern Pacific Railroad on the northern edge of San Antonio in Bexar County. It was named by the developer to show the universal importance of the air base. Randolph Field opened on October 25, 1931, and the city was incorporated in 1960.

The first restaurant opened in 1939. The owner of Acme Lumber Company began the first profitable development of Universal City in 1950. He built the first homes in the Rosegarden area, and other builders followed, but there was little concern for expansion until the transfer of the Air Force Manpower Personnel Center from Washington, D. C., in June 1963.

By the 1970s Universal City had 7,613 people and today they have a population of 19,002 and over 100 businesses. Universal City is 90 percent active and retired military.

Coronado Elementary School was established in 1971, Olympia Elementary in 1980, and Kitty Hawk Junior High in 1976. These three schools are in the Judson Independent School District of Converse, Texas. Rose Garden Elementary opened in 1961, and North View, which handles special and alternative education, began in 1956.

Universal City has four parks and two annual events: the Veterans' Day parade and the annual Children's Christmas Party. There are churches of all denominations and a public library, which has over 18,000 books.

Elementary
Coronado Village Elem School
(210) 658-6329
213 Amistad Blvd
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First Baptist Academy
(210) 658-5331
1401 Pat Booker Rd
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Olympia Elementary School
(210) 659-1921
8439 Athenian Dr
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Randolph Field Elementary Schl
(210) 357-2345
PO Box 2217
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Rose Garden Elementary School
(210) 945-6275
506 North Blvd
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Middle
First Baptist Academy
(210) 658-5331
1401 Pat Booker Rd
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Kitty Hawk Junior High School
(210) 659-1928
840 Old Cimmaron Trl
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Randolph Field Middle School
(210) 357-2400
Bldg 1225
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High

Randolph Field High
(210) 357-2400
Bldg 1225
Universal City, TX

Universal City Zip Codes: 78148 and 78150

Demographics

zip code: 78148

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Suburban
Population 19,002 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 1,745.5 1,796.8 79.6 79.6
Percent male 50.3% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 49.7% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 34.5 33.4 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.6 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $48,340 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $21,573 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 2.0 4.4 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 3.0 4.9 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $114,332 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 34.5 19.5 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 4.7% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 48.3% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 46.5% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 5.2% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.4% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 11.0% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 81.7% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 1.7% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 61.2% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 23.0% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 8.6% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 4.4% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.9% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 32.5% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 30.9% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 11.4% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 25.2% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 91.2% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 8.8% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 19.3% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 11.6% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $5,900 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 14.3 15.5 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 751 918 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 446 918 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.1% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth 2.0% 2.0% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 19.2% 2.0% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 8.25% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 82.3 77.9 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 5 16 63 48
Watershed quality 70 74 71 54
Physicians per capita 327.5 269.7 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 85.9 87.5 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 78 84 93 71
UV index 6.3 6.3 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 760 809 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 32.8 32.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.2 0.3 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 40.2 40.3 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 95.3 95.3 94.6 86.4
Days of precipitation annually 82 82 77 112
Days mostly sunny annually 224 224 235 205
Comfort index (during hot weather) 23 23 27 44
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